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The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson.

By: Wilkerson, Isabel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 622 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780679763888 (pbk.) .Subject(s): African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century | Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Rural-urban migration -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 304.80973 WIL Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Part 1: In the Land of the Forefathers -- Leaving -- Great Migration, 1915-1970 -- Part 2: Beginnings -- Ida Mae Brandon Gladney -- Stirrings of discontent -- George Swanson Starling -- Robert Joseph Pershing Foster -- Burdensome labor -- Awakening -- Breaking away -- Part 3: Exodus -- Appointed time of their coming -- Crossing over -- Part 4: Kinder Mistress -- Chicago -- New York -- Los Angeles -- Things they left behind -- Transplanted in alien soil -- Divisions -- To bend in strange winds -- Other side of Jordan -- Complications -- River keeps running -- Prodigals -- Disillusionment -- Revolutions -- Fullness of the migration -- Part 5: Aftermath -- In the places they left -- Losses -- More North and West than South -- Redemption -- Perhaps, to bloom -- Winter of their lives -- Emancipation of Ida Mae -- Epilogue -- Notes on methodology -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- Permissions acknowledgments.
Summary: In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-587) and index.

Part 1: In the Land of the Forefathers --
Leaving --
Great Migration, 1915-1970 --
Part 2: Beginnings --
Ida Mae Brandon Gladney --
Stirrings of discontent --
George Swanson Starling --
Robert Joseph Pershing Foster --
Burdensome labor --
Awakening --
Breaking away --
Part 3: Exodus --
Appointed time of their coming --
Crossing over --
Part 4: Kinder Mistress --
Chicago --
New York --
Los Angeles --
Things they left behind --
Transplanted in alien soil --
Divisions --
To bend in strange winds --
Other side of Jordan --
Complications --
River keeps running --
Prodigals --
Disillusionment --
Revolutions --
Fullness of the migration --
Part 5: Aftermath --
In the places they left --
Losses --
More North and West than South --
Redemption --
Perhaps, to bloom --
Winter of their lives --
Emancipation of Ida Mae --
Epilogue --
Notes on methodology --
Afterword --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index --
Permissions acknowledgments.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

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